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remote group meditation landmark school
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2020
Much has changed in our world over the past weeks, but one thing has remained consistent: Landmark's sense of community and camaraderie​. Both were on display on March 19, when more than 40 members of Landmark's faculty and staff gathered remotely via Google Meet for a group meditation session. Elementary•Middle School Counseling Team Leader Laura Polvinen organized the event to give colleagues an opportunity "to connect, be present in the moment, feel the presence of each other, and feel our... Read More
identity day student panel landmark high school
Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2020
On March 5, the Landmark Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) and the International Group celebrated Landmark's fourth annual Identity Day, a daylong celebration during which students dressed in clothing that represents their identity. Other events included a student panel in the Performing Arts Center, a photobooth, and delectable tres leches​ (three milk) cake provided by Sage Dining Services. The student panel opened with a quote from Catherine Burns, artistic director of the Moth Radio... Read More
Winter Athletics Awards Night group of students with awards
Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2020
On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, athletes, proud family members, and friends gathered for the Winter Athletic Awards. Everyone enjoyed this culminating experience after a season of hard work, determination, and resilience. The evening celebrated team accomplishments, growth in the program, as well as individual athletes. Miss awards night? Check it out on our Youtube Channel here. Also check out the slideshow below to see a few highlights of the season. While this was a remarkable season for... Read More
trash produced in experiment
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2020
For 24 hours in late February, students in Jennifer Kuhns's Environmental Science classes carried every bit of trash they produced in a trash bag. They didn't recycle, compost, or use trash bins. "The exercise helped make them mindful of the amount of waste they produce, the environmental impact, and how small behavioral changes can have a lasting effect on the economy as well as the environment," said Mrs. Kuhns. Her eighth period class produced an impressively small amount of trash! A few... Read More
makayla landmark high school wrestling podium
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Makayla Carrafiello '21 had quite a month! On February 21, the first-year wrestler capped a remarkable season with a trip to the National Prep School Championships at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn., where she placed fourth after going 2–2 in the tournament. She won her third match in an overtime thriller. Her strong finished earned her All-American status. A week earlier, Makayla prevailed in the 106-pound weight class at the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC)... Read More
landmark school citizen bee winner
Posted on Friday, February 21, 2020
On February 21, Landmark High School students prevailed over the faculty team in the annual Citizen Bee, a friendly trivia match that pits Citizen Bee All Stars against faculty polymaths. Competition was fierce, with students narrowly beating their teachers 20–19. Championship Round a Nail-Biter In an equally close competition, Mr. Murphy's economics class defeated Ms. Morrow's psychology class, 22–21, in the championship round of the Citizen Bee. Students in social sciences classes competed... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020
On Thursday, February 13, 2020, the annual Science Fair was held at Landmark High School's Swalm Science Center, marking the 30th anniversary of this tradition, started by former head of the Science Department, Dan Crossman.  More than 50 students participated this year with projects ranging from testing the efficacy of ski wax on ski performance at varying temperatures (Kyle S. and Anika J.), whether the size and number of holes placed in the cap of a Coke bottle would affect the distance the... Read More
landmark oral expression students
Posted by By Beth Rowen on Monday, February 10, 2020
In February, students in Ann Andrew's seventh grade oral expression/literature class courageously presented projects that revealed their strengths, challenges, and what helps them as learners. They also debunked popular myths about dyslexia (people with dyslexia read words backward, students with dyslexia can't read, for example) and shared classroom goals. The My Story presentations were highly personal and revealing—and the product of a vast amount of research and self-reflection. Students... Read More
landmark digital art class cape ann museum
Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2020
The Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Mass., is featuring an exhibit of the work of students at Landmark Elementary•Middle School who participate in Gemma Flavin's Digital Art classes. The students were treated to an opening reception on February 5. They proudly discussed their artwork with parents, friends, and community members, explaining the medium and the inspiration behind their creativity while nibbling on cookies baked for the occasion by EMS's chef, Tom. The works, professionally matted,... Read More
landmark high school wrestling team after winning EIL championship
Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2020
Landmark's varsity wrestling team swept both the Eastern Independent League (EIL) regular season Dual Meet Championship and the end-of-season EIL Tournament. The team secured the EIL season championship with a 9–1 league record and an overall mark of 18–4. On February 5, the team traveled to Portsmouth Abbey in Portsmouth, R.I., for the EIL Tournament, departing the school at 6:30 a.m. for a long drive in traffic, weigh-ins, breakfast, and meetings before the competitions began at noon. ... Read More

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